Friday, July 25, 2014

Yankees Add Capuano to 25 Man Roster; Send Down Leroux

The Yankees have officially added Left-handed Pitcher Chris Capuano to the 25 man roster, The Journal News' Chad Jennings reports.

In doing so, as expected, the team has sent righty Chris Leroux back down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he's been for pretty much the entire season.

While with the Red Sox in 2014, Capuano, a 35-year-old veteran who's played in the majors since 2003, was up-and-down, starting things off strong with 15 straight scoreless innings before giving up 17 runs over his next 16 2/3, causing him to get DFA'd on July 1.

Three days after being cut though, he did sign a minor league deal with the Rockies, the club who gave him another chance yesterday by trading him to the Yanks for cash considerations.

Overall in his career, Capuano has solidly gone 74-84 with a 4.28 ERA, numbers apparently good enough to draw interest, likely landing him a job as the Bombers' fourth lefty reliever.

Also included as a possibility is Capuano starting, although since everyone in the Pinstripes' rotation's doing well right now that probaby won't happen, as the Yanks' underdog group has given up 3+ earned runs just once in the last week.

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Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)